eLife News: events

eLife News: events

  1. Panel announced for the next #ECRWednesday webinar: How to make your voice heard

    May 17, 2017

    Making your voice heard: Organising and advocating for early-career researchers Wednesday, May 31, 2017 11:00am in New York | 4:00pm in London Join us on Wednesday, May 31, for our next #ECRWednesday webinar. We’ll be hosting a discussion on making your voice heard; how the early-career community is self-organising locally and internationally to influence the future of research communication. Our speakers, announced below, will explore examples of where early-career scientists are getting their peer groups together in person and online, how they’re advocating within their institutions, and...

  2. Inside eLife: How to make your voice heard; early-career researchers to tackle organising and advocating at the May #ECRWednesday webinar

    May 09, 2017

    Early-career scientists have a vision for the future that values curiosity over speed, integrity over impact, and diversity, creativity, and reproducibility. And, they’re committed to realising this vision – not waiting for change to happen, but being part of the solution. This message, made clear and repeated in recent years, was also the message of a recent video call to action . On Wednesday, May 31, we’ll host a discussion on making your voice heard; how the early-career community is self-organising locally and internationally to influence the future of research communication. Presenters...

  3. Webinar Report: Engaging with wider audiences

    May 03, 2017

    In the third #ECRWednesday webinar of 2017, speakers shared their experiences of communicating with different audiences. You can watch the full video here : Moderator: Stuart King, Associate Features Editor, eLife. Speakers: Anne Osterrieder, Lecturer in Biology and Science Communication, Oxford Brookes University; John Schell, MD/PhD candidate, University of Utah; Fionnuala Ratcliffe, Research Engagement Manager, Cancer Research UK. Are you interested in communicating your research to members of the public or scientists outside your field? Our panel offer the following pieces of advice to...

  4. Webinar report: Advice for new faculty

    April 04, 2017

    In the second #ECRWednesday webinar of 2017, speakers discussed how to handle the challenges involved in setting up your first laboratory. You can watch the full webinar here : Moderator: Babak Momeni, Assistant Professor, Boston College and member of the eLife early-career advisory group. Speakers: Lilach Sheiner, Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Research Fellow, Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology, University of Glasgow; Scott Dixon, Assistant Professor, Stanford University; Christopher Hammell, Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. **** Becoming a group leader comes...

  5. Webinar report: The push for mobility

    March 06, 2017

    The first #ECRwednesday webinar of 2017, held in partnership with EU-LIFE, covered the topic of mobility: why should you move to another city or country for your career, and what are the challenges involved? Nearly all researchers move institutions at some point in their career, and it is increasingly common to spend some time working abroad. But it’s a big decision to make the move. This week's speakers included: Jeanne Salje, Group Leader, MORU/Oxford University and member of the eLife early-career advisory group, Francesca Spagnoli, Group Leader, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany; Verena Ruprecht, Group Leader, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain; and Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri, Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, UK.

  6. Innovation: Imagining the tools of the future at Hack Cambridge Recurse

    February 27, 2017

    On the last weekend of January, nearly 300 coders gathered in Cambridge for Hack Cambridge Recurse, a hackathon organised by local students. The participants had 24 hours to work on a project from scratch, building from available application programming interfaces (APIs) and other resources, and according to the challenges set by the sponsors. eLife challenged the participants to transform research communication with technology. The eLife prize was awarded to team eXplore, for their prototype tool to give people personalised, plain-English insights into their sequenced genome data. The...

  7. #ECRWednesday webinar series resumes with new themes for early-stage researchers

    February 03, 2017

    eLife hosts a programme of monthly webinars for early-career researchers in life science and biomedicine as a platform to share opportunities and explore issues around building a successful research career. This programme of free, online events, which takes place on the last Wednesday of every month, resumes this year with discussions on the push for mobility, advice for new faculty, and communicating your research to wider audiences – helping all early-stage investigators to make the most of their research career. The community behind eLife – including the research funders that support the...

  8. Webinar: eLife's peer-review process explained

    December 12, 2016

    Peer review can really feel like it’s working against scientists sometimes. Authors often receive multiple, conflicting comments from reviewers that might be impossible to reconcile. They can end up spending months on extra experiments and unnecessary delays. At the same time, reviewers often have no feedback on the reviews they have provided and whether they have helped the authors. eLife's consultative peer-review process engages reviewers in an open discussion, where they have an opportunity to engage in true scholarly exchange of views with colleagues

  9. News for early careers: Giving early-career researchers the floor

    August 12, 2016

    We are launching a new programme of monthly webinars to give early-career researchers in the life and biomedical sciences a platform to share opportunities and explore issues around building a successful research career.

  10. Join our eLife Continuum webinar on Thursday, August 4, 4-5pm BST

    July 20, 2016

    We’re inviting all interested parties to participate in a webinar to learn about leveraging our new open-source publishing platform. Earlier this year, eLife developed a flexible, user-friendly platform that allows for efficient and continuous publication: eLife Continuum. Following our recent launch of the eLife journal on the new platform, we’re making the software available open-source at the end of July 2016. With that in mind, Ian Mulvany, Head of Technology, Giuliano Maciocci, Head of Product, and Siân Roderick, Web Product Manager, will hold a webinar on Thursday, August 4, 4-5pm BST...